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Greenfield restaurant to pay more than $116,000 in back wages

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GREENFIELD (WITI) — Meyer’s Family Restaurant has agreed to pay $116,102 in back wages to 38 employees following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that disclosed violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay and record-keeping provisions.

The investigation determined that Meyer’s Family Restaurant failed to compensate workers with overtime pay at time and one-half their regular rates of pay for hours worked beyond 40 in a week, as required by the FLSA.

The company also failed to record all hours worked by employees, paid cash for some hours, and kept no record of those hours worked, the cash payments made, or the tips received.

The company has agreed to comply with the FLSA, to pay the back wages due in full and to implement a system to monitor payroll for overtime hours in the future.

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